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Bill Cavness

former host, WGBH radio 89.7FM

From 1955 to 1991, Bill Cavness was the voice of WGBH Radio. He hosted many live broadcasts including numerous classical music programs and from 1958 to his retirement in 1991, he produced and hosted a daily weekday program, called *Reading Aloud*. Before there were books on tape, Bill revived what he referred to as "an old family custom" of reading stories aloud. The series began in 1958 with Doctor Zhivago. This was before Pasternak's book was readily available and the reading was Bill's way to share the book with a larger audience. During the holidays, Bill would turn his attention to literature about the season including on several occasions over the 33 years, Charles Dickens' *A Christmas Caro*.